Re: Air Dump Car Question...

Jack Burgess <jack@...>

That is what I was thinking too. Unfortunately, the photos that I have don't
show the rod that well. But if one side of the dump goes up, the other side
has to go down and thus it would seem that both rods need to be at mid-level
in the non-dump position. On the other hand, I might be mis-understanding
the operations....


-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]On Behalf Of
Richard Hendrickson
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 8:12 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Air Dump Car Question...

On Oct 24, 2008, at 7:40 PM, Jack Burgess wrote:

I'm in the process of painting a model of a Western air operated
side dump
car. These cars had an air cylinder on each side of the frame to
raise the
body for dumping. My question...should the piston rod coming out of
air cylinders be a "shiny" steel color similar to the steel piston
rods you
see on hydraulic construction equipment such as backhoes or some other

Jack, in the photos I have of air dump cars, the shiny piston rods
are only visible when they are extended in order to tip the dump
body, not when they are in the normal position with the body level.

Richard Hendrickson


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